I am currently 8 weeks pregnant and an internal ultrasound did not find a heartbeat. This very same problem happened to my Husband and I last year and we were devastated. We decided to do the D&C last time but emotionally I cannot go thru that again. I was terrified into thinking I was going to get an infection if my body did not naturually miscarry. I'm just looking for any advice on what to do. I do have one very healthy 7 year old from a previous relationship and just can't understand how this could happen a second time. Everyone said that it was next to impossible that the same thing would happen again and we really had our hopes up this time only to be devastated again.View Thread
We were able to see everything just no heartbeat. When this happened before I was told I have a tilted uterus and that "could" affect hearing the heartbeat but (hoping this doesn't happen again) when they first measured the baby it measured 8.5 weeks and when we went back for a 3rd and final US it still measured 8.5 weeks so we were fairly certain the diagnosis was correct. I am really trying to keep positive on this but considering last time my hope is running thin. I think I have decided that I am not going thru another D&C. My OB says the only risk with that is the possibility for infection if it doesn't miscarry itself.View Thread
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